Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 23, 2014


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Dr. A. Joshua West, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and Zinsmeyer Early Career Chair in Marine Studies, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California. "Cenozoic weathering, erosion, and the carbon cycle - can we unravel the tangled web with new insights?”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: David Sutherland, University of Oregon. "The importance of icebergs in Greenland's glacier fjords."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar: Diane McKnight, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering,University of Colorado Boulder. "Water quality and climate change in the Rocky Mountains."

Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan. G&G Seminar: James Hagadorn, Denver Museum of Natural Science. "Death of a Superpredator."

Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. OEB Seminar: Louise Copeman. "Sources and allocation of lipids in juvenile fish from high latitudes."

CEOAS All College Annual Student Awards Presentation and End of Year Picnic 2014

You are invited to Join the CEOAS All College Annual Student Awards Presentation and End of Year Picnic 2014

Date:         May 30, 2014
Time:        5:00-7:30 pm
Place:        McAlexander Field House

The College will provide food, drinks and an activity area for kids including the rock wall.

Please RSVP here so we can plan accordingly, thank you!

2014 Promotions

Congratulations go to the following faculty members whose promotions will be effective July 1, 2014:

CEOAS Phi Kappa Phi Honorees

Emily Sykes, Ava Lazslo, seniors in Environmental Sciences, and OEAS doctoral student, Susan Schnur, were inducted in to the Phi Kappa Phi honors society this spring. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest all-discipline honor society, recognizing graduate students and seniors in the top 10% of their class, and juniors in the top 7.5%.

Phi Kappa Phi honorees

Geography Day awards

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in Geography Day!  The event was a great success thanks to you.  We had a lunch-time trivia event and a contest for the best presentation of the day.  The winners are:

1st place: Andrea Carson, Investments in People or Technology: A Case Study of Public Participation in the Remediation of Dian Lake in Yunnan, China.
2nd place: Ali Malekghasemi, The effect of nocturnal cold air pools on forest productivity in complex terrains
3rd place: Drew Bennett, Looking beyond the market rhetoric: An examination of Water Utility Engagement with Payments for Ecosystem Services in the USA

1st place: Jacob Peterson-Perlman
2nd place: Ivo Pasmans
3rd place: John Hammond and Edward Helderop 


OCCRI & EAHI final Climate Club Brownbag Lunch

Dr. Johannes Loschnigg: “The Politics of Climate Change in Washington DC: ‘Debates’ about the science, confusion about the impacts, and other headaches.”

As a staff member in both the U.S. Congress and the White House during the last decade, Dr. Loschnigg has been closely involved in the debates about the science of climate change, as well as the need to reduce carbon emissions and shift to cleaner sources of energy. But Congressional action has been slower than many would prefer, often because of misinformation regarding the science of climate change and confusion about the projected impacts. Dr. Loschnigg will provide of overview of this debate and discuss some of the other hindrances to progress on addressing climate change.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014. 12:00-1:00 PM, OSU Memorial Union Journey Room, BYI Lunch, Cookies and Coffee provided
RSVP 541-737-5705 or kcarson@coas.oregonstate.edu

Due Dates - Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for Summer Term 2014

As a reminder, please note the deadlines below, for submission of Summer Term 2014 Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms.

June 9, 2014 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University.
June 18, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University.
July 18, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU.

Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, information and instructions

Please return completed forms to:  

Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources 154 Peavy Hall Attn:  Megan Hickman

What if you miss the deadline? Please contact Megan Hickman.

CEOAS 'Craigslist'

Looking for housing? In need of a roommate? Shopping for SCUBA gear?

Looking to make $25 moving boxes? You can find all this and more on the CEOAS version of Craigslist.

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Barb Ketchum (who preceded Sarah Haluzak) and her husband Lynn at their retirement home in Tucson.

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